|Elevation||4,096 m (13,438 ft)|
|Prominence||4,096 m (13,438 ft) |
|Isolation||2,538 kilometres (1,577 mi)|
|Leetin||Kintra heich pynt|
|Parent range||Crocker Range|
|First ascent||Mairch 1851|
Hugh Low (summit plateau)
John Whitehead (heichest peak)
Moont Kinabalu (Malay: Gunung Kinabalu) is a moontain locatit at the Wast Coast Diveesion o Sabah, Malaysie. It is protectit as Kinabalu Park, a Warld Heritage Steid. Kinabalu is the heichest peak in Borneo's Crocker Range an is the heichest moontain in the Malay Archipelago as weel as the heichest moontains in Malaysie.[note 1] Moont Kinabalu is awso the 20th maist prominent moontain in the warld bi topographic prominence.
In 1997, a re-survey uisin satellite technology established its summit (kent as Low's Peak) height at 4,095 metres (13,435 ft) abuin sea level, which is some 6 metres (20 ft) less than the previously thought an hithertae published figure o 4,101 metres (13,455 ft).
Moont Kinabalu includes the Kinabalu montane alpine meadows ecoregion in the montane gresslands an shrublands biome. The moontain an its surroondins are amang the maist important biological steids in the warld, wi atween 5,000 and 6,000 species of plants, 326 species o birds, an mair than 100 mammalian species identifee'd. Amang this rich collection o wildlife are famous species sic as the gigantic Rafflesia plants an orangutans. Moont Kinabalu haes been accordit UNESCO Warld Heritage status.
Low's Peak can be climbed bi a person in guid physical condition an thate is nae need for moontaineerin equipment at ony pynt on the main route, but climbers must be accompanied bi accreditit guides at aw times due tae naitional pairk regulations an mey experience altitude sickness.
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References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- "World Top 50 Most Prominent Peaks". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 21 November 2011.
- Phillipps, A. & F. Liew 2000. Globetrotter Visitor's Guide – Kinabalu Park. New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd.
- "Kinabalu Park". UNESCO World Heritage Centre. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
- Michael Aquino. "Mount Kinabalu, Malaysia". About.com Travel. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
- "Mount Kinabalu – revered abode of the dead". Ecology Asia. Retrieved 7 June 2015.
- Simon Richmond (2010). Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei. Lonely Planet. pp. 360–. ISBN 978-1-74104-887-2.
Further reading[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Thomas Fuller (9 April 1999). Into the Mists of Borneo's Kinabalu. The New York Times.
- Hugh; Midori Paxton (7 March 2001). Climb rain forests to the clouds. The Japan Times.
- Jim Solicki (23 June 2001). They came, they climbed: Mount Kinabalu conquered. The Globe and Mail.
- Jocasta Webb (1 September 2001). The truth about Mount Kinabalu. The Guardian
- Flip Byrnes (18 August 2010). Least-known, most exhilarating hikes. Stuff.co.nz
- Niall McIlroy (9 July 2011). Man versus mountain. The West Australian.
- Gabby Salazar (2 June 2014). Sunrise Hiking on Mount Kinabalu. National Geographic
- Sasha Gonzales (14 April 2015). 'If hell were a mountain, it would look like Mount Kinabalu': a Hong Kong hiker's Borneo blues. South China Morning Post
- Amy Willis (11 June 2015). What are the rules on climbing Mount Kinabalu and why is it so sacred?. Metro.
Freemit airtins[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Moont Kinabalu travel guide frae Wikivoyage
- Sabah Parks website
- List of climbers who have hiked Mount Kinabalu
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